It’s odd how “themes” come and go in waves. This week I’ve been hit with multiple situations where someone asking about personal training had either been on a hiatus from exercise for a couple years, or just starting out with exercise — and they all made the same mistake in the past:

They jumped into something that they were quite physically unprepared for, and they all paid the price.

Quads so sore they could barely walk.

Hurt back.

Re-aggravated old injuries.

So if you’re new to exercise, or if you’ve been out of the game for awhile, let’s make sure YOU don’t fall victim to the same fate!

Kudos to you for wanting to either START a regular exercise program, or wanting to GET BACK IN SHAPE.

But you have to go about it right, or you’ll be sorry.

An important part of making exercise safe and enjoyable (or at the very least, not completely miserable) is getting the right DIFFICULTY and the right AMOUNT.

You can’t just jump into a group exercise class where everyone does the same workout, and expect it to be just right for you. Especially if you’ve got some pre-existing conditions or old injuries.

You can’t go from zero to CrossFit.

You can’t go from couch potato to Iron Tribe 5 days a week.

It’s important for you to take the correct initial steps when you begin an exercise program.

So if you’ve got a Basics and Beyond personal trainer, you’re all set, good job!

But if you’re new to exercise, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve worked out, just send me a message and I’ll take good care of you myself.

We’ll do a couple simple posture and movement assessments, and figure out what kind of system will work best for you.

I won’t even charge you anything for the appointment — that’s how important this is.

Get started on the right foot! I am looking forward to meeting you.

Personal training in Nashville

Dan DeFigio
Director, Basics and Beyond fitness & nutrition